Chicago cop shot while responding to robbery call
By Jennifer Cruz
Authorities have not released the injured officer’s name, but confirmed it was a female officer who has been with the department for about two and a half years. (Photo: Chicago Sun-Times)
A police officer is expected to recover after she was shot Friday afternoon while responding to a call about an armed robbery at a Chicago cell phone store.
Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, confirmed that a suspect is in police custody, although it’s unclear if authorities are searching for additional suspects.
The call came in around 1:30 p.m., but by the time the officers arrived, the suspects had fled from the T-Mobile store where the robbery occurred. However, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters the officers were pointed in the direction of the suspects by witnesses on the scene.
After catching up to the suspects, as the officers exited their patrol car, Johnson said “one or more offenders” shot at the officers, who returned fire. A female officer was struck in the leg and her partner pursued the suspect, who was eventually found hiding in a nearby alley and taken into custody.
Johnson confirmed that a weapon was recovered from the scene, but said the ATF is